In class 2A, Southeastern’s Area 11 championship gave them a home match for the first round of regional play. On Friday afternoon, they welcomed the Area 13 runner up Hatton Hornets, who shut out the the Lady Mustangs in straight sets. Southeastern finishes the 2020 season as runner up in the Blount County Tournament and as Area 11 champs. Seniors Helen Alcantar, Natalie Faris, Hailey Head, Laura Jett, and Haley Wadsworth, have been instrumental in helping build the volleyball program. Congratulations!
As runner up in Area 11, Cleveland traveled to Addison Friday afternoon for a matchup against the Lady Bulldogs. Addison breezed through the Area 13 tournament and started regional play much the same. They beat Cleveland 3-0 to advance to Huntsville, while the Lady Panthers’ season came to an end. Cleveland will have some holes to fill next year as they lose the leadership of their seven seniors: Destiny Campion, Eric Elizarraraz, Kylee Gilliland, Macy Kelley, Yaquelin Reyes, Riley Robertson, and Josie Roddam. Congratulations on a terrific season!
The Lady Eagles’ second place finish in the 1A Area 11 tournament kept their season alive and sent them to Cedar Bluff for a sub-regional match with the Lady Tigers. It was a hard fought battle on both sides of the net. After four sets, it was tied at 2 apiece sending the match into a fifth and deciding set. The Lady Eagles came up a little short, falling to the Lady Tigers 2-3. Appalachian finishes the 2020 season as runner up for 1A Area 11 and an overall record of 20-14. Appalachian was led by a group of great senior student-athletes: Ella Cleveland, Kylee Davis, Audrey Fuller, Nayelie Guzman, Ashley Mena, Zoe Payne, Raigan Smith, and Hannah Whittington. Congratulations! Class 1A North Regional Bracket
Susan Moore, Oneonta, Hayden play today
Susan Moore breezed through the 3A Area 13 tournament claiming the title of area champs. Next up, in what will be a battle of the Bulldogs, is Piedmont who travels to Susan Moore for a 5 p.m. match today, Oct. 17. Class 3A North Regional Bracket
The Lady Redskins advance to subregionals as runner up in 4A Area. In a hard fought battle with Ashville, it came down to a fifth and deciding set to determine the champion. Oneonta won the first set (25-12), lost the next two (14-25, 18-24), won the fourth (25-20), and came up just a little short in the fifth (11-15). Today, they travel to Deshler for a 1 p.m. match with the Lady Tigers. Class 4A North Regional Bracket
Hayden claimed another 5A Area 12 championship. The Lady Wildcats get one more match at home as they host the Lady Warriors from West Point at 11 a.m. today
The Blount Countian will keep you updated on all the post season volleyball action.